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Noun
Government by a singular authority, either a single person or tight-knit group, which rules with absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way
“The notion of despotism masquerading as liberation was part of the Victorian liberal stereotype of tsardom.”
Noun
An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization
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High-handedness
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Commonly attributed to a deity or deities
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A violent act of cruelty
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Totalitarian rule
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A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence
Noun
Severity or strictness
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